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The Intelligence Squared Economic Outlook with Martin Wolf

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2024 is set to be a seismic year. A win by Donald Trump in the US presidential election could upend the world economy. The crisis in Israel and Gaza could continue to escalate and cause turmoil in the Middle East. And the race to develop AI will accelerate as China and the US battle it out for technological supremacy.

Who better to make sense of these unsettling and fast-changing times than Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times? Widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential writers on the global economy and a multi-award-winning financial journalist, Wolf has been chronicling and analysing geopolitical and economic upheaval for nearly 40 years. He has written five bestselling books. His latest, The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism, maps out the implications of globalisation, technological development and the impact of democratic decline on the global economy.




Martin Wolf

Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times and author The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. He was a member of the UK's Vickers Commission on Banking, which reported in 2011. He holds an honorary doctorate at the London School of Economics and is an honorary Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.He is a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum. In 2000, he was awarded the CBE for services to financial journalism and in 2019 won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gerald Loeb Awards. His books include The Shifts and the Shocks; Why Globalization Works; and the upcoming The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism.

Jonny Dymond

BBC News presenter and Royal Correspondent

Presenter of BBC Radio 4's The World at One and The World This Weekend and BBC World Service Radio's World Questions. He is also Royal Correspondent for BBC News. He recently presented the BBC Radio 4 series Putin, in which told the story of Vladimir Putin's life by interviewing guests who have watched, studied and dealt with the Russian president.